May is National Bike Month!
Through a generous grant from the Office of Traffic Safety,
County Office of Education and Health Policy and Planning staff
have been hosting traffic safety education and encouragement
events at elementary schools in some of the county’s most
vulnerable neighborhoods. Schools identified in our award-winning
SRTS Equity report have been learning about the health benefits
of active transportation and how to safely walk and bike in their
communities. Education and encouragement are critical elements to
traffic safety. It is equally important to invest equitably in
our transportation system to ensure San Mateo County provides
healthy transportation options such as safe places for people to
walk and bike. Stay tuned for how Get Healthy San Mateo County
will continue supporting this work through its Planning for
Pictured here are Woodrow Wilson Elementary School students who completed a four-week curriculum on pedestrian safety earlier this month. The neighborhood around this school has one of the highest rates of collisions involving people walking or biking near public elementary schools.